Committee on Issues concerning Ethics and Research Integrity

The committee is a central institution in the internal review of project applications and projects and established at IHS since 2019. The committee consists of IHS staff members who are assigned by the scientific director and contribute expertise from various perspective.

The Committee on Ethics and Scientific Integrity examines in particular (but not exclusively) ethical aspects of social science research and questionnaire studies with sensitive questions. It sees itself as a service facility for the scientists at the IHS.

The members decide in all matters discussed and negotiated exclusively according to their best conscience as scientists and ethically responsible persons. They shall put aside all personal interests and shall not represent any other parties, persons, groups, institutions or beliefs.

Chair: Erich Grießler, Deputy Chair: Beate Littig

Contact: ethik(at)

Members 2022-2024

Bild Erich Griessler

Erich Griessler

Senior Researcher, Sprecher für Wissenschaft und Ethik
+43 1 59991 170
Bild Helmut Hoenigmayer

Helmut Hönigmayer

Strategy Officer, Strategy and Scientific Services
+43 1 59991 207
Bild Beate Littig

Beate Littig

Senior Fellow
+43 1 59991 215
Bild Sabine Neuhofer

Sabine Neuhofer

+43 1 59991 234
Bild Thomas Völker

Thomas Völker

Post-Doc Fellow